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Who’s That Kodak Girl? Early Camera Ads Depict Women as Adventurous Shutterbugs

Who’s That Kodak Girl? Early Camera Ads Depict Women as Adventurous Shutterbugs | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

By Maribeth Keane and Brad Quinn

In this interview, Kodak Girl and vintage-photograph collector Martha Cooper talks about early Kodak advertising and how women have been portrayed in Kodak ads over the years. Cooper also discusses other Kodak related ephemera and her broader interest in snapshots featuring women with cameras. Cooper can be reached at her website, http:// www.kodakgirl.com

 

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Linda Kaplan Thaler talks about creating a commerical for Kodak with Stevie Wonder

Linda Kaplan Thaler talks about creating a commerical for Kodak with Stevie Wonder | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
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"Most of the time cajoling a celebrity into doing a commercial is about as much fun as a colonoscopy. The preparation takes everything out of you, and just when you have nothing left to give, they stick it to you as far as they can go.

But working with Stevie Wonder was, well, wonderful. And he was dying to shoot a commercial with us. Only he wanted to be the spokesman for, get this, Kodak film..."

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The American Experience | The Wizard of Photography | Kodak Music | You Press the Button, We Do the Rest

The American Experience | The Wizard of Photography | Kodak Music | You Press the Button, We Do the Rest | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

"We're living at a rapid pace I vow,
These times are filled with fancies strange and queer,
Electric snaps are now familiar things,
New wonders great are bobbing up each year.

In olden days for pictures they would sit,
In attitude like this an awful guy!
But now a days the Kodak changes that,
And photographs are captured on the fly!

Isn't it simple? Isn't it quick?
Such a small box, It must be a trick!
How do you work it? What is the test!
You press the button, we do the rest!.."

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A Brief History of Kodak, American Tech Icon

A Brief History of Kodak, American Tech Icon | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
With the sad news that the company is now struggling to stay afloat, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the consumer history of Kodak.
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Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Enriched Uranium Hidden In a Basement

Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Enriched Uranium Hidden In a Basement | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Kodak may be going under, but apparently they could have started their own nuclear war if they wanted, just six years ago.

 

"Apparently, it was operated by atomic fairies and unicorns...."

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The Triumph of Kodakery: The Camera Maker May Die, But the Culture It Created Survives

The Triumph of Kodakery: The Camera Maker May Die, But the Culture It Created Survives | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
The popularizer of photography is on its corporate deathbed, but the culture it created is stronger than ever...
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Thanks for the Memories, Kodak | News - Advertising Age

Thanks for the Memories, Kodak | News - Advertising Age | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Upon reports that Kodak may file for bankruptcy if it can't sell off its patents, we decided to look back at some brighter moments in the marketer's life.
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